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breaking overnight, another night of violence and protests in milwaukee. it comes as the city is on edge after police shot and killed a man. and a bay ar cloud of sadness. what the school community is doing after a teacher is injured in a crash. and more gold and silver for team usa. this is a live look at the olympic flame burning bright in rio this morning. we will run down big competitions and what you can expect to see today. good morning and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. the big story everyone is talking nab rio this morning, this guy right here, the
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for the third straight olympics, he has won the men's 100-meter. he becomes the first man to ever accomplish that. the usa also finished second with the silver medal. let's get a check on the weather with leigh spann. >> temperatures are about where we expect them to be mid- august. 77 in lakeland. 73 in inverness. 80 in sarasota. and it is back to school, polk county and pasco talking to you, wake up early this morning. 79degrees for the first class. by lunchtime, 88 degrees. 91 for the final bell. and that's when the storms start. notice we have about a 30% rain chance right around 3:00 p.m. when the kids come home from school. the rain chance goes up after that 40%. so in weather and traffic on the 8s at 4:38, i have an eight- day temperature trend for and you leslee lacey has the roadways. >> that's right. it's a pet thety good
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good drive. here's what's going on. a little bit overnight construction, westbound university. and in the general area of university and 75, it's due to the diverging diamond intersection we have been talking about for a longtime. let's move up to pinellas county, northbound 275 right near the tropicana field exit by the 175, we have an accident. it's off to the shoulder. and a live look at downtown tampa. looking good on traffic. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you. we are following breaking news this morning. milwaukee police battling continued unarrest after a second night of protests that include -- unrest after a second night of protests that included gunfire and fires. >> reporter: less than an hour
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that order is being restored but they have been dealing all night of angry people. it's happening in the sherman park neighborhood. cars set on fire, multiple reports of shots fired. an 18-year-old was shot. police kept trying to disperse the crowds but had rocks, bottles and bricks thrown at them. an officer was hurt by debris that hit a patrol car windshield. the national guard was activatedded on sunday afternoon but has not been police shooting that happened saturday afternoon. police officers say the 23-year- old ran on foot from a traffic stop. and during the chase, he turned toward an office we are a gun. the officer who also is black shot and killed smith. he is on administrative leave. the last update came from around 3:45.
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restored. i will continue to watch the updates. >> thank you so much, meredyth censullo. we look forward to the updates. chaos erupted in new york city after witnesses reported hearing gunfire at jfk airport. dozens of flights were delayed or did diverted. police did not find weapon, rounds of ammunition or shell casings or rounds of shooting. one official explains that cheering may have been misinterpreted as a fight and gunshots. today, tens of thousands of students are headed back to school this morning. and in polk county, some students now have a safer walk to school thanks to a construction project that paved the way for new sidewalks. students were forced to walk along the highway for years next to cars and trucks just whizzing by. and then, a 17-year-old was hit
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on his way to high school, his death promoted change along old dixie highway. it took $2 million and roughly three years and finally, it's done. brand new sidewalks are in place as students walk to school this morning. we will they'll have a safe place to walk. >> seeing this many people, it's worth speaking. it's something that without words, it's good. we're thankful for everybody that has helped us everything. you know, like they say, we will need it. you never know when you need help. you will need it one day. >> the family is happy there's a safe sidewalk along old dixie highway but saddened it took his death to bring change. right now, a pinellas county elementary school teacher and a friend are in the hospital. police claim a drunk driver ran
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they were driving. lindsey mastis joins us live. and lindsay, that teacher is top of mind at the school. >> reporter: absolutely, gene. the principal says they'll have a prayer circle in front of the flag pole today. and those are for skyline sign, a beloved music teacher who has taught here for years. police say a toyota camry blew through a red light and t-boned their vehicle. this say picture of first responders at the scene the principal talked to news channel 8 and on the phone. >> my secretary and several teachers went down earlier today. and right now, you know, it's -- there's just a lot of prayers that need to go out. she's in critical condition. so we're going to have a prayer group tomorrow at our flag pole that we do sometimes. >> reporter: right now, the driver that allegedly hit them
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and investigators tell us 36 and-year-old bryce mccloud faces two dui charges and is being held on a $20,000 bond. and now the principal of the school has to decide how much she's going to tell students this morning when they get to class. that's something that's going to be a tough day for them, a tough day all around. of course, we will continue to follow-up and see how she and her friend are doing and keep you updated. gene-- >> yeah, definitely difficult for the young students to process what happened to the ac two more wrong-way drivers caught on bay area roadway, separate cases and both are facing some serious charges this morning. in one case, troopers arrested one driving the wrong way on hillsborough avenue. in the second, tampa police arrested bruce green for driving the wrong way on the veterans expressway. in both case, investigators believe the drivers were under the influence. the time right now is
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start of the work week? >> well, not too bad. it will feel-like it should in mid-august, hot and humid. let me take you hour-by-hour through the temperatures. 77degrees at 7:00 a.m. by lunchtime, 88. by 2:00, it's 90. we hit 92 at 4:00 p.m. and before the storms come through and the temperatures start coming down. what about your rain chances? depends on where you are. places like eastern polk county, heading back to school, highlands county, it's a 30% rain ch the afternoon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00. 40% rain chance for polk county, eastern manatee and hillsborough. but west of 75 in the afternoon and evening, you have a 50% rain chance. that's the best coverage of rain. otherwise, today and tomorrow, 92. 91 wednesday and thursday. and 90 into the weekend. we will check on traffic on the 8s as more people hit the roads. >> that's right. we have a great drive across the bay area bridges. let's take a look behind me here.
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wonderful between hillsborough county and pinellas county. no delays. more vehicles than usual. more vehicles on the roadway in general when school gets underway. and pinellas county, we have an accident. it's off to the side of the roadway. not tying up lanes here northbound 257, just past the 375 near the exit into downtown st. pete. downtown st. pete, accident- free at is this moment. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> leslee, thank you. in st. petersburg, you may want to pair of walking shoes. the city earned a high score for its walkability. it's ranked 88. the website looked at how close schools and slops to neighborhoods and looked at street, parks and public spaces. >> people are down sizing from the big homes in the suburbs. and they are empty-nesters and they want want to be able to walk. and some of the millennials
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environmental aware and don't want to be driving cars. >> check out how walkable your city is. there's a link on our website, wfla.com. >> you saw the dog there. it's a dog the-friendly city too. >> it. is. >> i love downtown st. pete. the popular earbuds we use for music may be putting us at risk. >> the dangers experts want us to know about. and flooding disaster in louisiana. wherew thousands of people trapped by high water. first, the road to rio. we are running down the action and the latest on how team usa is doing in the medal count. you're watching news channel 8
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american gymnast simone biles is making history again in rio. he became the first american female gymnast to win three gold medals in one olympics and the first to claim gold on the vault. she will compete this week on
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exercise. her teammate brought home silver in the uneven bars. she was less than .10 of a point behind the gold medal winner from russia. and lots more olympic action today. simone biles will compete in the balance beam as she goes for a fourth gold medal. in men's beach volley ball, team usa takes on brazil. it's a win or go home face-off. and team usa will take on germany in women's hockey. and our women's water polo team faces brazil in the quarter finals. the medal right now, yep, team usa leading the way, 69 medals in total. breaks down to 26 gold, 21 silver, 22 bronze. china behind us with 45 medals followed by great britain with 38. you can start heading to the polls to cast your ballot for the primary in hillsborough county. 16 early voting sites will
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until 6:00 p.m. throughout august 28th. so to find a list of site, head to wfla.com. today u.s. senate candidate patrick murphy will campaign in tampa. he will join mayor bob buckhorn for tampa bay wave. republican senator marco rubio, he was campaigning this past weekend in the bay area. he was in brandon for the opening of the republican par across america, a desperate situation in louisiana right now where flooding is still reeking hov okay. this is one of dozens of rescues conducted by the coast guard. you can see crews swoop in and rescue a group of people trapped on the roof of a home in baton rouge. so far the governor of louisiana estimates crews have rescued more than 20,000
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warns more flooding could be on the way. a chicago police officer's son is the latest victim of the city's gun violence. he was shot and killed while sitting on a porch outside a home. he was set to begin his junior year in college. police aren't revealing a motive but believe it's a case of mistaken identity. he did not have a criminal record or any known gang affiliations. investigators now know what ma fall off a ferris wheel in tennessee. they fell 35 to 40 feet when the basket they were in tipped. an inspection found rivets on the basket were loose. one of the girls remains hospitalized in critical condition. the other two are out of the hospital. this morning's 8 on your side medical report, fewer bays are dieing from dangerous sleep environments but there are still too many at risk.
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with infants. most parents did not follow safe sleep practices. many places babies on the stomachs or side, surrounded them with loose blankets or stuffed animals or put them in an adult bed. what you do for a living could reveal a lot about your health. people working in the forestry, farming, art, sports and media industries were most likely to have heart healthy life styles and truck drivers service workers were least likely to be heart healthy. listen, up i may want to turn down the volume when using earbuds to listen to music. experts blame them for a rise in hearing loss. one student explains why doctors are seeing this trend. >> music has never been more accessible or personal. it's right in the pocket. kids listen in school, at home, it's constant noise exposure all the time.
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the volume setting of 50% of what the device is capable of. anything more than can put your hearing at risk. and it's just the polite thing to do. nothing bothers me more than the person next to you blaring the music. >> and you can hear it. if u leigh, he's not about pumping up the jam. >> 50%. keep it at 50% for gene. we have clouds near the coast. this is a look from the wfla towercamera at this point. it is 79 degrees at tampa international airport. so let's break down the a few clouds, especially near the coast but not many. quiet morning, 79 degrees at 8:00. and steamy, calling it a mix of sun and clouds by lunchtime and still dry. at 4:00 p.m., the rain chance up to 40%. a high of 92 and the storms will push toward the coast. right now, it's 78 in odessa. and 79 in pinellas park. 72347 lakeland. 78 in dade city wrote you're back to school this morning. throughout the day, a southeast
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the clouds building. by 1:00 p.m., look at the rain in the eastern portions of polk county and highlands county. but the southeast wind continues to push the showers closer to i-75 by 3:00 p.m. and finally, the strongest storms right near the coast by the evening. 40% chance. the same forecast for tuesday, wednesday, thursday. by the time we head into saturday and sunday though, winds start coming off the gulf of mexico. we call it the reverse pattern. how about traffic on the 8s? well, looking at pinellas county, we have two prob out here. let's zoom in. the first one, this just happened, an accident, an ambulance onscene, possibly injuries 119th at ulmerton road. and meanwhile, a good drive on u.s. 19, no delays yet. and moving over to northbound 275, past the 375, that's off to the side of the roadway as well. and let's take a live look at the howard frankland bridge. only six minutes to cross it. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s.
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>> thank you. halloween horror nights is just around the corner. >> coming up, this year's spooky theme. and could the popular "suicide squad" make to it the top of the box office again this weekend? what other movies had people talking this weekend next. and connect with me with story ideas. check out my facebook page. if you haven't been able to keep up with the amazing coverage of the olympic, i have
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"suicide squad" held off the competition but sausage party really had people heading to the theaters this weekend. sausage party cooked up $33.6 million in its debut. "suicide squad" while still at the top dropped 67% since the opening. ey to third. and bad moms fell two places taking the fourth spot. he will be tearer rying %-? halloween horror nights at universal to orlando. this year's maze will be from the film. it will consist of nine new houses. the scary fun will run on select nights from september 16th to october 31st. tickets are -- >> a little early.
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sale now. people can't get enough. an incredible sight over england as 116 hot air balloons participate in europe's largest balloon festival. beautiful balloons filling the air sunday. this happened in the english country side. balloonists from all over the world participated in the balloon party. hundreds of thousands of people were expected at the four-day festival. >> look at that. >> that's nice. a deputy saves the day when he rescues a 3-year-old boy at a bay ar half hour. plus, getting schooled on the rules of the road when it comes to school buses. 8 is on your side with what you need to know before you hit the road this morning. but next, weather and traffic on the 8s is just three
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our daughter, libby, is convinced that the washing
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...antonio hides from me. but, when i do find antonio, i wash him with tide and downy. we only trust tide to get rid of the week-old stains and downy to protect him from damage.
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time for weather and traffic on the 8s. and now just about all of the kids and students and teachers back in school today. we do have clouds hanging around the coast this morning. those will scour out closer to sunrise time. but during the afternoon, the rain chance goes up to 40%. and the storms will push closer to the coast. the closer you live to the coast, the later you will see the showers and thunderstorms. otherwise, today's high 92. skies clear out and a relatively warm night tonight with a low of 78. chances for the rest of the week coming up. how about traffic on the 8s? well, out here in pinellas county, we have two issues going on. not slowing you down but be aware of it. first of all, 119th street at ulmerton road, accident with injuries. good drive near the beaches. northbound 275 past the 375, remnants of a collision on the side of the roadway. not blocking lanes. let's take a live look. look at this, sunshine skyway
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across the area. about six minutes howard frankland bridge. so does the courtney campbell causeway and the gandy bridge. when it hit, it really was quite dramatic. road signs bent over because of the force of the water. you know, gushing down the street everywhere oving down the street. we always think we're the keeper of the house... ...so it makes a lot of sense you would have flood insurance. knowing that you have that and if you need it, it's going to be there, and you've done everything you can that this house might be here in a hundred years for another family to enjoy it.
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it's back to school for students and polk county. what officials are doing this morning to make sure the students get there safely. also, dangerous flooding. look at this. residents in waking up to the possibility of more rain. that is the last thing they need. the latest on the rescue efforts and how the federal government is stepping in to help. and a live look at rio this morning. the u.s. continues to lead in the medal count. and a new record is broken. a look at what is ahead for today minutes away. good morning. thank you for joining us here on news channel 8 today. i'm gene ramirez. >> and i'm gayle guyardo. let's get you out the door on this monday morning. hey, leigh spann. >> good morning.

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